Fraser Forster has opened up on the reasoning behind him choosing the number 67 on his return to Celtic.
Obviously, the number is synonymous with Celtic’s greatest ever team ‘The Lisbon Lions’ who won the European Cup back in 1967. The big English keeper, who ironically stands at 6ft 7in, says the number represents what the club means to him.
He spoke to press on Friday afternoon with the official Celtic Twitter feed running the quotes.
🗣️ FF: "I was just looking at the numbers and what was available and that was the one that stood out to me. I know what it means to the fans and the club, and represents what the club means to me as well. I absolutely love it and I’m buzzing to be back home." #LaGranMuralla
— Celtic Football Club (@CelticFC) August 23, 2019
Forster is following in mixed 67 footsteps
The big goalkeeper is the third player to wear the jersey, after the club realised it was quite a clever marketing ploy.
The first to go for 67 was a massive success in the Hoops. Victor Wanyama would probably get into any Hoops team since the turn of the millennium with his performances soon earning him a move to the riches of the English Premier League.
The number was out of action for a good few years following the Kenyan’s departure. Then young Charly Musonda took on the mantle after joining on loan from Chelsea. Sadly he failed to live up to any sort of hype and departed the club after just six months.
Forster will face no less pressure than the other two but he will be expected to deliver in a different way. Clean sheets were his greatest strength in his first spell at the club. Hoops fans will be hoping recent injuries haven’t made him lose that power.